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Work breakdown structure – 6 steps

More and more frequently, one encounters projects of monolithic proportions, the accomplishment of which at first glance seems hardly feasible. The solution: the creation of a Work Breakdown Structure....

Work package – Work package description

Work packages serve to reduce the complexity of large-scale projects. In order to structure the dimensions of a project and make them manageable, it is absolutely necessary to create...

Project reporting – meaningful project reports

The creation of regular project reports on the progress of the project in terms of content, schedule and costs is a core task of project reporting. The aim is...

Project controlling – effective project monitoring (incl. checklist)

In project controlling, compliance with the project plans is checked and the current progress in the project is recorded. Project plans that are not controlled lose a large part...

Project organization – function and roles in the project

A project is a temporary organization and therefore also needs its own project organization in which the structures, hierarchies and communication channels in the project are regulated. The boundaries...

Project Client – role and tasks

The role of the project client only seems simple at first glance. In reality, however, it is very versatile and changes in the course of the project. In the initial...

Milestone Plan

Milestones are essential events in a project, the delay of which often has a negative impact on the further scheduling of the project. The milestone plan makes delays transparent...

Lessons Learned – goals, workshop, practical tips

Lessons Learned represent experiences, knowledge, insights and understanding that people have gained in the course of a project. They deal with both positive and negative aspects on different levels...

Project order – Project order clarification

A precise project order clarification is the basis for a successful project implementation and an important measure to prevent later turbulences in the project. The result, the project order,...

Core tasks of Project Assistance

The management of a project with high complexity is in no case a honey lick. The main burden of a project always lies with the project manager, even if...

Project Closure – Finish Projects Correctly

Everything has an end. Also every project. At least it should. And in such a way that everyone knows it and that as many people as possible are satisfied...

Kick-off meeting of projects

The term "kick-off" is a frequently heard term coming from the world of sports. It is used frequently, especially in football. The term "kick-off" is also used in project...

Time scheduling – Gantt chart

A Gantt chart graphically displays the planned project activities (work packages) in the form of bars on a time axis. In project management, the Gantt chart is one of the...

Requirements for project managers

The success of a project depends on the qualification of the project manager. Nowadays the individual personality profile of a project manager is at the centre of attention, because...

Project Management Office (PMO)

Project management has become an important core competence in many companies. The number of complex projects has increased considerably. However, the professionalism with which project work is carried out...

Roles and responsibilities in projects

Actually, one should think, the whole thing is quite simple: at the beginning of the project a project organization is defined, everyone gets his role(s) and with it his...

Project definition – Demarcation of projects

One of the biggest challenges in the development of projects is the determination of what should or should not happen in the planned project. Therefore it is important to...

Communication plan for projects

The communication plan is the central document to ensure a regulated and structured exchange of information across all hierarchies in the project organization. Projects are temporary companies. Communication, escalation...

Social competence – a must-have for project managers?

If we read current job offers for project managers, we find mainly requirements for competences which are described with characteristics such as the ability to work in a team,...

Project Business Case

As with any project, projects must also generate benefits. Before a project is approved, it must therefore be clarified: how promising or risky is the planned project? What is the...

Program Management vs. Project Portfolio Management

This article clarifies the terms "program management" and "project portfolio management" to provide a clearer distinction and better understanding. In project work, unclear or differently used terms very often lead...

Project documentation – important basic rules

The project documentation includes all relevant documents that are created during and for the project itself. The project documentation acts as a memory container for the course of the...

100+ Lessons Learned for Project Managers

Jerry Madden, former Deputy Director of the Flight Projects Directorate at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, is considered NASA's first Project Manager. He has collected these jewels of wisdom...

Situation analysis at project start

Before starting a project, it is important to get a comprehensive and neutral overview of the project's history. A situation analysis is the tool of choice. The situation analysis...

Project Management Wisdoms

There are countless sayings, quotations and wisdoms on the subject of project management. We have collected these over the years and enriched them with our own project experiences. There...

Project Marketing

Many projects are successfully realized by applying a standardized project management approach. Project marketing is a central key to project success. Often the sustainable success of a project is not...